For Immediate Release - January 05, 2016

State Announces $466,450 in Grant Funding for Opioid Treatment for Youth and Young Adults

BOSTON – The Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Department of Public Health today announced $466,450 in grants awarded to four healthcare organizations to improve treatment for youth and young adults with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

“As we continue to combat this opioid crisis, we need to use every tool available to us to ensure that our most vulnerable – youth and young adults included – get the intervention, treatment, and recovery services they need,” said Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou Sudders.

This funding, awarded through a competitive process, comes from a grant awarded to DPH by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination Implementation (STY-I) Cooperative Agreement Grant in 2015. The awards expand access to evidence-based assessments, treatment, recovery and behavioral health services in four communities.

The four agencies receiving funding from these grants are:

  1. North Suffolk Mental Health Association: Boston Area - $100,000
  2. High Point Treatment Center: Southeast/Brockton Area - $156,450
  3. Boston Medical Center: Boston Area - $110,000
  4. Duffy Health Center: Cape Area - $100,000